1. Report: Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson Meet to Discuss Free Agency

    Given his track record, you might have expected Phil Jackson to begin his courtship of Carmelo Anthony by lending the New York Knicks forward books on Eastern religion or taking him on a vision quest in the Mojave...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 38,009 reads 209 comments

  2. Have the Oklahoma City Thunder Dug Themselves a Hole Too Deep?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's 100-99 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night put them a single game behind in the series and a single game away from first-round elimination...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 31,540 reads 316 comments

  3. Wizards Enter 2nd Round of Playoffs Heavy Favorites Regardless of Opponent

    The Washington Wizards find themselves in a strange situation these days, and it's not just because they're advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for just the third time since 1979...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 63,163 reads 266 comments

  4. If Silver's Ruling Disappointed Players, Warriors Had Bold Protest Planned

    In an NBA day filled with momentous decisions and dramatic gestures, the Golden State Warriors almost made one of the biggest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 266,892 reads 265 comments

  5. NBA Owners Universally Support Adam Silver's Punishment of Donald Sterling

    If NBA Commissioner Adam Silver seemed especially forceful and confident when handing down Donald Sterling's lifetime ban on Tuesday, it was probably because he knew he had the unanimous backing of every owner in the league...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 25,149 reads 83 comments

  6. UCLA Cancels $3 Million Research Gift from Donald Sterling Foundation

    Individuals, sponsors and businesses have spent the past few days disassociating themselves from recently banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 70,710 reads 118 comments

  7. Who Has the Edge in Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs Best-of-3 Series?

    The series between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks was supposed to be among the easiest to predict in the NBA playoffs' first round. So much for that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 15,064 reads 61 comments

  8. Why There's No Hope for Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers haven't been officially eliminated from the NBA playoffs just yet, but it's hard to see any way for them to avoid that fate after watching them drop a critical Game 5 at home to the Atlanta Hawks ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 117,724 reads 498 comments

  9. Magic Johnson Buying the LA Clippers Would Be Proper Ending to Sterling Saga

    The story of the Los Angeles Clippers under Donald Sterling is a sad one, rife with ugly personalities, a whole lot of losing and the overriding sense that nothing good ever survives the karmic poison its bigoted, slumlord owner injects...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,129 reads 15 comments

  10. Has Donald Sterling Overshadowed, Doomed LA Clippers Playoff Run?

    Maybe the Los Angeles Clippers wouldn't have fallen behind early and eventually been buried by a spirited Golden State Warriors squad if Donald Sterling hadn't kidnapped the news cycle and contaminated his team...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 39,564 reads 292 comments

  11. Handing Out Blame for Chicago Bulls' Struggles in Game 4

    It's a good thing the Chicago Bulls aren't into finger-pointing. If they were, there would be opportunities aplenty for apportioning fault after a 98-89 loss to the Washington ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 22,460 reads 229 comments

  12. Jeff Van Gundy Claims NBA League Office 'Tried to Hurt Me with My Bosses'

    Jeff Van Gundy never held back on NBA officials as a head coach, and his continued criticism as an analyst has reportedly resulted in some scrutiny from the league office...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 59,990 reads 89 comments

  13. Undermanned Warriors Digging Their Own Grave Against Title-Ready Clippers

    The Los Angeles Clippers are doing what legitimate championship contenders are supposed to do in their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors : controlling things on both ends, exploiting mismatches and playing with an edge...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 21,404 reads 113 comments

  14. DeAndre Jordan Stuffs Harrison Barnes' Dunk Attempt out of Bounds

    DeAndre Jordan completely obliterated a third-quarter dunk attempt by Harrison Barnes, rudely palming the rock in midair and flinging it out of bounds...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 6,493 reads 8 comments

  15. Jabari Parker Compares Himself to Carmelo Anthony and Disses NY Knicks Roster

    Jabari Parker is just fine with being the next Carmelo Anthony , but he's not so keen on the All-Star small forward's New York Knicks teammates...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 75,752 reads 175 comments

  16. Gilbert Arenas Compares John Wall and Bradley Beal to Himself and Larry Hughes

    Gilbert arenas knows a thing or two about exciting backcourt duos, so he's probably qualified to comment on the Washington Wizards ' current tandem of John Wall and Bradley Beal...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,756 reads 4 comments

  17. Do You Need a Top-10 Player to Win an NBA Title?

    One way or another, stars determine who wins the NBA championship. Any prospective title-winner must either have one of the league's elite, top-10 studs on the roster, or have the good fortune of its proverbial stars being perfectly aligned...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 24,501 reads 96 comments

  18. NBA Refutes Tim Donaghy's Claim That Referees Bet on Blazers-Rockets Game 1

    Former NBA commissioner David Stern quickly swept the Tim Donaghy gambling scandal under the rug in 2007, but the disgraced former referee forced the league to acknowledge him again on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 38,670 reads 144 comments

  19. Paul George's Heroics Won't Solve Indiana Pacers' Bigger Problems

    Like most NBA stars, Paul George is a terrific eraser. On the strength of his own brilliant play, he can temporarily make critics forget their gripes about his team's numerous shortcomings...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 2,130 reads 8 comments

  20. Adjustments Golden State Warriors Need to Make to Beat Los Angeles Clippers

    If Mark Jackson figures out the hidden tweak that saves the Golden State Warriors from defeat against a seemingly superior Los Angeles Clippers outfit, he's a much better coach than any of us have given him credit for being...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 5,695 reads 7 comments

  21. How Dwight Howard Can Save Houston Rockets and His Reputation

    It's not often a superstar like Dwight Howard gets a chance to reform his legacy a full decade into his career. But if the Houston Rockets big man takes the fight to Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge , he can do exactly that...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 3,078 reads 14 comments

  22. LaMarcus Aldridge Proving Ready to Embrace the Superstar Spotlight

    LaMarcus' Aldridge's otherworldly 46-point, 18-rebound effort in the Portland Trail Blazers ' Game 1 victory over the Houston Rockets was about more than setting fire to the narrative that Rip City was going to be an easy out...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 1,981 reads 17 comments

  23. What Team Gives Carmelo Anthony the Best Chance to Win?

    Carmelo Anthony wants to win—just ask him. With free agency looming after 'Melo's inevitable exercise of an early-termination option in his contract this summer, he'll get a chance to pursue success on the open market...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 28,554 reads 191 comments

  24. Can Golden State Warriors Slow Down Dominant Blake Griffin?

    At the rate Blake Griffin and his Los Angeles Clippers are torching the undermanned Golden State Warriors , missing center Andrew Bogut is going to want to renegotiate his contract this summer...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 4,228 reads 69 comments

  25. Blake Griffin's Monster Game 2 Exposes Warriors' Weak Interior Defense

    Blake Griffin 's 35-point eruption in the Los Angeles Clippers ' 138-98 Game 2 dismantling of the Golden State Warriors might seem like an outlier...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 21,665 reads 105 comments